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Today's News

  • SCC golfers complete season

    SCC Sports Information

    The St. Catharine College golf teams completed the spring season with the Mid-South Conference tournament held at Nevel Meade Golf Course. In their first year as a conference member, St. Catharine was not eligible for team honors but could still compete as individuals.

    Scott Johnson gave the top individual effort for the Patriots as he placed fifth overall with a 36-hole total of 152 (77-75).

  • Patriot athletes earn All-Conference honors

    SCC Sports Information

    All-conference honors were announced recently by the Mid-South Conference. And, in the first year as a member, athletes from St. Catharine College were well represented.

    Heading the honors list were baseball player Travis Adams and softball player Sharonda Mangan.

    In addition, seven softball players received honorable mention and five baseball players were on the honorable mention list.

    Three Patriots were also named to the baseball all-academic team for the Mid-South.

  • Judicial center dedicated

    It’s a project that has been in the works for several years now, and finally, the new Washington County Judicial Center is open for business.

    The center was officially opened a few weeks ago, but a celebration of the new facility was held Friday with state and local dignitaries, including Chief Justice of Kentucky’s Supreme Court, John D. Minton Jr.

  • Commanders drop district opener to Cardinals, 7-4

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The 2009 campaign came to an end for the Washington County Commanders last Tuesday with a first-round, 7-4 loss to Nelson County in the 19th District Tournament.

  • KECI recruiting next class of fellows

    Our county had five participants in this program and so we wanted to share this information from Ron Hustedde with you.

     A community’s wealth is tied in large measure to its entrepreneurs, according to Ron Hustedde, extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Hustedde is the director of Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, which is recruiting in 22 south central Kentucky counties for its next class of fellows

  • McCain to attend IFAL

    Fergus McCain, a junior at Washington County High School, has been chosen to attend the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

    The conference will be held June 21-25 on the campus of the University of Kentucky and will include special leadership classes and speakers; team building recreation activities; and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries.

  • Commanderettes fall to Taylor County in 5th Region tournament opener

    By Richard RoBards

    Special to The Sun

    In regular-season games this year the Taylor and Washington county softball teams were separated by one run in a two-game split. On Monday in Radcliff, in the first round of the 5th Region tournament, the two teams couldn’t have been farther apart.

    Taylor County used 16 free passes, served up by two Commanderette pitchers, and run-ruled WC 12-0 in five innings.

  • The Springfields visit Springfield, Ky.

    It’s easy to see the inspiration for the travels of Ronald and Rita Springfield of Vonore, Tenn. They have decided to travel the country to visit each town named Springfield.

  • Commanderettes finish as district runners-up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Sports Writer

    The Commanderette’s 11-9 victory over Bethlehem last Monday put them in the 19th District championship game the following day.

    The bad news? They would be playing Nelson County, a ball club that has won the previous 18 district titles, and was looking to continue the streak.

  • Inspector closes Springfield pool

    “In good conscience, I cannot renew the permit for the pool this year,” said Kate Peake, an environmentalist with the Washington County Environmental Office. Peake addressed the Springfield City Council on her findings following an inspection of the facility on May 5. For the first time in its 56-year history, the pool will be closed this summer.

    “It’s out-lived its time,” Peake told the council. “The permit expired on April 3, and we’re not going to renew it.”